Peer Review Legal Update: Medical Staff DEI, Hearings and Data Bank Issues


Original price was: $349.00.Current price is: $249.00.
Original price was: $399.00.Current price is: $251.00.
Original price was: $349.00.Current price is: $254.00.
Original price was: $349.00.Current price is: $255.00.

Medical staff policies and procedures that do not correct for bias make for bigger problems than mere bad optics. Bad faith credentialing loses opportunities for hospitals, harms overall staff morale and jeopardizes both physicians reputations and patient care. Prejudiced peer review means huge damages in court. Bad faith peer review is a moral hazard. Diversity, equity and inclusion are often included as goals in hospital mission statements. Failure to address DEI in medical staff documents creates a disconnect.

Given the many opportunities for liability exposure, hospitals, medical staffs, physicians and other providers must be familiar with the restrictions the law places on peer review. There is relief available: federal and state laws extend immunity and confidentiality to protect both the subject of peer review and those who are conducting peer review. But those protections must be earned, and the qualifications are not necessarily obvious. Peer review mistakes, such as discriminatory practices or procedural shortfalls, are costly for all involved.

This webinar will review basic medical staff processes that need to be corrected to comply with state and federal law and regulation, and Joint Commission accreditation standards.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Review federal legal requirements for fairness in  peer review
  • Identify areas where peer review abuse happens
  • Provide examples of discriminatory peer review
  • Explain guardrails to use to protect peer reviewers
  • Help individuals measure whether their peer review processes are unfair
  • Explore the peer review reporting quirks of the National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Provide ways to comply AND avoid unnecessary reporting
  • List resources for peer review guidance
  • Take questions and discuss answers
Areas Covered in the Session:
  • What to look out for in bylaws, policies, rules and regulations
  • How to protect professionals reviewing and under review
  • Compliance with federal laws banning discrimination
  • Look for provider protections in medical staff documents
  • What practices qualify peer review for legal protection
  • What practices strip peer review of legal protection
  • How to build a medical staff organization that does peer review the right way
  • What National Practitioner Data Bank issues affect peer review design
  • Joint Commission/ accreditation elements to build into fair peer review
  • Live Q&A session
Recommended participants:
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Compliance Officers
  • Medical Staff Leaders
  • Medical Staff Office Managers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Health Care Attorneys
  • Medical Staff President/ Chief of Staff
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Credentialing Committee
  • Vice President of Medical Affairs
  • Director of Medical Staff
  • Medical Staff Attorney
  • Hospital Counsel
  • Credentialing Specialist
  • Human Resources Professionals
Presenter Biography:

Elizabeth “Libby” Snelson, ESQ., helps medical staffs across the country with medical staff bylaws, and works for medical societies on medical staff issues. A frequent speaker on medical staff legal issues, Ms Snelson presents at medical staff leadership retreats, and in programs sponsored by state medical staff services associations and medical societies, the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association, and other organizations. She is Past President of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, Vice President of the ABA’s Physician Issues Interest Group, and serves Of Counsel to the Minneapolis law firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen. She was a member of the Joint Commission’s MS 01.01.01 Task Force. Her articles on medical staff legal issues have appeared in various publications. She is the author of The Physicians’ Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, published by AMA, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws, the North Carolina Medical Society’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws, and other model medical staff documents. Ms Snelson provides expert testimony in peer review litigation.

Additional Information:

After registration, You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share with all participants at your location.

System Requirement:
  • Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
  • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly
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